Medical device companies have often promoted the use of spinal-cord stimulators to treat a litany of pain disorders. Considering our nation's opioid crisis, they may seem like a viable option for some Texans. They work by sending electrical currents throughout the spine via a battery that is implanted under the patient's skin and are controlled via an external remote control.
People in Texas who have a medical condition that can only be relieved through the implantation of a medical device, such as a stent or a hip implant, may be under the impression that the items placed in their bodies are safe and will have a positive impact on their health. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as defective medical devices sometimes slip through the cracks, harming patients. This may be especially concerning if it is found that companies manufacturing these devices may be avoiding recalling the device.
Some medical devices are touted as being better alternatives to traditional measures used to treat various medical conditions. However, are such claims too good to be true? According to a new documentary, "The Bleeding Edge," people in Texas and throughout the United States should be skeptical of the medical device industry.
It seems that these days we are seeing more news stories featuring defective medical devices. For example, metal hip implants and transvaginal mesh have seriously injured many people in Texas and nationwide. It is important that those injured by defective medical devises pursue the compensation they need through defective medical device litigation.
Whether it is a metal hip, pelvic mesh or other medical device, it is not unknown for these products to be defective. Unfortunately, consumers in Texas and elsewhere usually do not know a medical device is defective until they have been harmed by it. The federal government recognizes this problem and has a means for addressing it.